News Release

Telephone Organization of Thailand Builds Converged Voice and Data IP Network with Cisco Systems Equipment

Thailand's leading telecommunications company offers leading-edge IP-based services including Voice over IP on Cisco-based infrastructure
Jul 10, 2002

BANGKOK, Thailand - July 10, 2002 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, is providing equipment for use by the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT), Thailand's leading telecommunications company, to build a nation-wide IP-based backbone network. The Cisco-based network is facilitating the delivery of leading-edge IP-based services such as Voice over IP to TOT's 7 million retail and business customers throughout the country.

TOT's Y-Tel 1234 domestic long-distance telephone service runs over the Cisco VoIP network and enables TOT's customers to enjoy cost savings of 37 to 70 per cent off traditional long-distance charges. The Cisco VoIP solution provides TOT with a reliable, scalable and flexible platform to expand their VoIP service.

"Our vision is to be a leading communications company in the Southeast Asian region. Through the use of advanced technologies and specifically Internet Protocol, TOT is leading the evolution of telecommunications in the region," said Dr. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, Senior Director - the Telephone Organization of Thailand. "Voice over IP is the future of voice communications and Cisco demonstrated that they have the products, expertise and customer support capabilities to help us deliver these new services."

TOT's converged voice and data network consists of a nationwide IP backbone built with Cisco's flagship 12000 series Internet Routers ( The network also utilizes Cisco 7500 ( and 3600 ( routers as well as voice and dial gateways based on the Cisco AS5300 platform (

"We are very pleased to be working with TOT as they deploy their nationwide VoIP service. TOT is one of the leading service providers in the Southeast Asian region and their commitment to IP will enable them to continue to innovate with new services. The vision shown by the company has placed it and Thailand in the forefront of the communications revolution. Together with TOT and other leading service providers around the world, Cisco is showing the advantages that IP-based networks have in delivering converged voice, video and data services," said Andrew Murray, Vice President for Service Provider Markets, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems.